Red Paddle Co are inviting teams from all over the world to compete in the Dragon World Championships held on the 31st August and the 2nd September, on Lake Fuschlee Austria! Mixing fast, fun racing with a party vibe like no other. This event is an excellent opportunity to build a team of 4 paddlers and take part in a fun weekend of SUP racing action. Each race will vary in length and format, designed to not only test speed and power, but team camaraderie, coordination and determination! No matter what your ability – this event is for you!
The Red Dragon SUP, a 22-foot board has been specifically designed to strike fear into even the most experienced racers, before leaving them in their wake. The Red Paddle Co designed the four-person “to mix the intensity of SUP racing with the camaraderie of team spirit. The board can reach an incredible speed, whilst retaining the same features as most of the Race family. Don’t be duped by its size, this is one fast machine and with the power of eight arms driving paddles through the water, it is one of the fastest SUPs on the planet!”
Do you have what it takes to unleash the Dragon? French paddler and Red Paddle Co ambassador Virginie Samson does! Virginie talks to TotalSUP about her trip to Fuschlee in September!
100 days to go before Red Paddle Co's Dragon World Championships 2018 on August 31 – September 2 in Fuschlsee, Austria ! Build your team of 4 paddlers and take part in a fun international weekend of SUP racing action! > We are SUPers, we are TotalSUP.com ! <
I am from Cannes, South-East France. I ride a Red Paddle Elite board the 12’6 and 14′ model, and the Dragon as well. I paddle in Monaco, Sainte Maxime, Fréjus, Hyères, but also on the lakes in the Alps. Sometimes I venture further a field and recently I paddled in Tel Aviv.
Why is paddling on the Red Dragon exciting?
When we are all together on the board we all paddle at the same rhythm, and with the same movement. It is very efficient technique to learn. Paddling a dragon is a real core stability work out, if one person moves then we all must be ready to brace, it is a true test of your stability!
So why is Dragon SUP racing the perfect combination?
-There are 4 people to paddle the 22 kg board…. It means 5,5 kg per person… The lightest race board on earth.
-There 4 friends on a board so we talk a lot time passes quickly.
-There are 4 team mates on a board …. if one paddler is tired, no problem, there are 3 others keep the board going!
-There are 4 girls paddling hard: It is great to see the look on the faces of guys when we over take them! But seriously, being together, having fun, motivating each other is great!!! We can talk and paddle, truly a great experience. It is wonderful for us ladies to be out there!
Do you have a Dragon board to practice on?
Yes. Luckily, we have a board available, so it makes it easier to train together, but we tend to paddle both a normal size board and the Dragon. We often paddle our ‘normal’ size SUPs when practicing our technique. But being on the Dragon is great as we can film each other and make corrections on each other’s technique.
Who is in your team for the Dragon World Championships in August?
We are a group of friends; our team is called the “Dragons Angels” all ladies from different places and all have a different level of paddling. But we share one common bond, that is that we love stand-up paddling! The Dragon’s Angels Team for the Dragon’s world Championship Carine Mayer, Elena Moriggia, Karine Helaine, Rebecca Berthomieu, Rosanne Fritsch and obviously myself (Plus a paddler Julie, who isn’t available that weekend).
We started paddling the Dragon 2 years ago. We have 6 ladies in the team of which 2 are racers, but the other paddlers are leisure paddlers. But we are motivated and we are getting better at paddling in unison, so competing in the Dragon World Championship will be a challenge for everyone. It will be a dream to meet other teams from all around the world!
HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO CONQUER THE DRAGON?
If so, for more information and to register your team for this awesome event follow this link!
Avec un record de participants en lice pour cette 17ème édition, le Fort Boyard Challenge 2023, s’est déroulé le week-end dernier dans des conditions estivales mais peu venteuses. Face à un public présent en grand nombre sur la plage, les participants en stand up paddle et pirogues polynésiennes ont profité d’une mer d’huile sous un […]
If you’re looking for the LIVE FEEDS of THE LAKE ROCKS FESTIVAL, you’re at the right spot! Scroll down to find the two livestream players set for the two main races of the weekend. If for any reason, we encounter any technical issue, try your luck on the SUP Alps Trophy YouTube Channel. Note that […]
With stunning views, €10,000 prize pot and points being added to the ICF World Ranking Series and SUP Alps Trophy annual ranking, the athlete line-up is heating up for the upcoming Lake Rocks Festival 2023 held at Faaker See in the Austrian state of Carinthia on the 18-21 May. Ahead of the event, TotalSUP caught […]
Christian Taucher is a name you might not be familiar with but this new signing to the SUNOVA race team is a very experienced paddler you should keep an eye on. A multiple Austrian champion and coach, Christian’s SUP journey started back in 2016 after his retirement from professional handball. Based in Graz, Austria Christian […]
Pour la 1ère fois cette année le Championnat Région SUD PACA de SUP Race sera composé de 4 courses officielles à savoir : 2 Opens Territoriaux Région SUD PACA 2 Opens de France qualificatifs pour les Championnats de France 2023 Ces 4 Courses sont déclarées sur le calendrier des Courses de la Fédération Française de […]
If there’s one lake that’s going to ROCK this SUP racing season, it’s the Faaker See in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Its stunning location will become the central stage for The Lake Rocks Festival held on 18-21 May welcoming top athletes and the sport enthusiasts for a long weekend packed with SUP racing action, […]
20-time Austrian Stand-Up Paddle champion Christian Taucher, announced this week his new sponsorship with international SUP, SURF and FOIL brand SUNOVA. Following the end of his collaboration with Fanatic, this new partnership should help Christian Taucher, one of the most active and influential SUP racers and training coaches in Austria and Europe, to continue his […]
Du 14 au 16 octobre 2022, le Corsica Paddle Trophy vous attend ! Si c’est une belle occasion de venir profiter de vacances en Corse tout en participant à une compétition sur 3 jours adaptée à tous les niveaux comme Laurence Kress, le Corsica Paddle Trophy permet aussi de se challenger en affrontant les meilleurs de la […]
Les 21 et 22 mai derniers, la plage de la Nartelle à Sainte Maxime accueillait plus de 100 participants français et suisses, réunis pour deux jours de compétition de stand up paddle race. La SUP Race CUP, 12ème du nom et doyenne des courses de stand up paddle toujours en existence, a été un vrai […]
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
3rd Party Cookies
We use a set of third party tools to provide information on how our users engage with our website so that we can improve the experience of the website for our users. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!